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American teen arrested for DDoS attack on emergency

American teen arrested for DDoS attack on emergency

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The American police have an 18-year-old teenager was arrested, because he was a DDoS attack on the call services of the emergency number ‘911’.

The American equivalent of the number 112 was by the attack almost unattainable in the Us state of Phoenix, said the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. In California and Texas increased the number of calls significantly.

The defendant had the link to a JavaScript attack intended for iPhones shared. Who on the link clicked, started automatically with the call to the number ‘911’. Also, there were e-mails opened and pop-ups displayed on the phone of the victim.

The teenager says that he is a version wanted to share that not the emergency phone rang, but by accident a wrong version had tweeted. He wanted just “a joke to lash out”. The link was more than a thousand times clicked, causing the emergency was under pressure.

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